How much could I safely lift a 1200?


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oldmopars
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How much could I safely lift a 1200?

Post by oldmopars » Tue Jul 02, 2019 6:34 pm



I am working on a project build and looking into lifting the bike. It is a 1984 GL1200 that is now naked. I know I can get custom fork tubes made for my GL1500 forks that I have in it and I can get custom rear shocks made. But how much can I safely lift it before I cause damage to the drive shaft or cause goofy handling issues.
I am thinking 2 or 3in max. This does not seem too far out as I also have a GL1500 that I have had to raise the air shocks up a lot due to a bad tire decision. (I have now fixed the tire issue) I know I was close to 2in higher, maybe even higher due to the taller tire.
So, 2in+ forks and 2in+ shocks?



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